Sara E. Bednarcik

Freelance Paralegal & Virtual Assistant

Location:Lockport, Illinois, United States
2 Skills
Professional Experience

Paralegal, January 2016 - Present
Keough & Moody, P.C. – Naperville, IL
• Case management of Forcible Entry and Detainer actions
• Court preparation
• Preparation of Citations to Discover Assets
• Logging in and forwarding of defendant payments to clients
• Proofing, finalizing and sending attorney correspondence to clients

Paralegal, October 2012 – January 2016
Calvo Law Offices, P.C. – Naperville, IL
• Handling case management responsibilities through entire litigation cycle
• Preparing legal documents including pleadings, motions, briefs, interrogatories and responses
• Attending foreclosure mediation in Will County
• Scheduling and coordinating depositions
• Preparing letters and emails to clients
• Keeping the client regularly informed
• Performing legal research using Westlaw

Legal Assistant, April 2012 – October 2012
Johnson Legal Group, LLC – Chicago, IL
• Drafting of citations to discover assets, wage garnishment forms, summons and complaints and other various motions and orders
• Preparing and e-filing proof of claims
• E-filing documents with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court
• Filing pleadings with the Cook County Circuit Court and setting court dates
• Docketing court dates and various deadlines
• Scheduling appointments with clients and potential clients
• Maintaining and organizing client folders
• Answering phones

Legal Assistant, August 2010 – March 2012
White & White, P.C. - Riverton, WY
• Drafting of motions and orders; drafting of and responding to interrogatories and document production requests; drafting of agreements in civil matters; drafting of contracts between parties
• E-filing documents with the U.S. District Court and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court
• Scheduling depositions
• Making business travel arrangements
• Transcribing
• Sending correspondence to clients
• Any and all other organizational duties necessary for trial preparation
• Billing clients for legal services using Sage Timeslips
• Answering phones and setting appointments

Legal Assistant, May 2010 - July 2010
Vance T. Countryman, P.C. - Lander, WY
• Drafting of pleadings and correspondences
• Scheduling depositions
• Transcribing
• Ensuring deadlines are met
• Answering phones and setting appointments
• Scanning documents
• Filing

Legal Assistant, July 2005 - April 2010
Codilis & Associates, P.C. - Burr Ridge, IL
• Request and obtain bidding Instructions for foreclosure sales
• Preparing and sending out sale notices
• Ordering sale publications
• Updating client websites
• Preparing documents to be scanned into system

Robert Morris University, Associate in Applied Science Degree, Paralegal Studies Chicago, IL (2007)

Technical Skills
Typing speed is 75wpm.
Proficient with various office software products, legal databases, and search engines including: - Microsoft Word ® - WordPerfect - Westlaw
Skills (2) Rating
Virtual Assistance